1. Bottega Veneta Fall 2012 ad which reminded me of the first picture last time I did this (Breakout Session: "Is Fashion Art? Re/Imagining the Body" 3:30PM, Lido Deck, BYOB) 2. From a book of Henri Cartier-Bresson's photography 3. A page from the book Paris In Color 4. Carla Bruni by Bharat Sikka, from her No Promises CD 5. Grooves in San Francisco as captured in the book Old Rare New: The Independent Record Shop 6. A café in Vienna from the book Kaffehaus 7. Peasant Meal by Le Nain, in Paintings in the Louvre 8. A Dancer of the Ouled Nail by Etienne Dinet in the book Serpent of the Nile (I recently saw two dancers of this style at a festival I was taking part in and the costumes were absolutely breathtaking in person) 9. Breakfast in Bed from a book about Mary Cassat 10. Amanda de Cadenet and daughter Atlanta Taylor by Véronique Vial from the book Women Before 10 a.m.
I remember very clearly as a young librarian my supervisor, a senior children's librarian who was also in management and therefore involved in budgetary and purchasing decisions, being questioned by some other administrative types about the library's purchase of art and design books or, if you prefer, 'coffee table books' when times were so tight economically and what I remember is how confidently, firmly and surely she told them that adults need picture books every bit as much as children do.
I thought about her a lot this summer, a summer I was very grateful for picture books.
1.Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window from a book about Vermeer, 2. a snap from the book Quiet Corners of Paris, 3. a snap from the booklet in the Style Council box set, 4. a page from my most favorite cookbook, Apples for Jam (reading it is like having your every meal-serving challenge gently and deliciously solved plus getting a enormously comforting hug and a promise it's all going to be okay), 5. Debbie Harry in the book Steal Her Style, 6. St. Macaire of Ghent Tending the Plague-Stricken from the book Paintings in the Louvre and 7. a snap from Jerry Hall's Tall Tales.
Probably not right to follow that with a couple Instagrams but here I go.
wishing everyone happy golden last days of summer.